Posted in December 21 2011
When you’re out shopping for clothes next, check out the materials that they’re made from. Cotton, Polyester, even Wool. But have you ever bought clothing made from Alpaca Fibre?
Yes, Alpaca. The smaller cousin of the famous Llama. Alpaca fibre was used by ancient Incans for its superior quality to other materials.
Alpaca fibre (often referred to as Alpaca fleece and Alpaca wool) is surprisingly durable, despite being very soft. Unlike sheep wool, Alpaca fibre comes in 22 natural and distinct colours so this makes life easier for manufacturers as they don’t need to worry about using a lot of dye.
The more distinct difference you’ll notice with Alpaca clothing is that it just feels so luxurious. Fashion designer Armani loved it and featured it in his collections (in particular, ladies alpaca coats) often because it was so durable, soft and versatile – you can wear Alpaca all year round.
Alpaca fibre is growing in popularity with clothing manufacturers for environmental reasons as well because Alpacas are naturally environmentally friendly. They have padded feet which means very little damage to grazing areas and when they graze, they don’t pull out plants and grass by the roots which makes for faster regeneration. Also, Alpacas are part of the Camelid family so they don’t need to drink a lot of water in general.
So when you buy Alpaca clothing, you’re supporting a growing industry, dressing smartly and helping the environment all at the same time. Talk about a truly unique experience!
Visit AlpacaPanache.com.au to buy genuine Alpaca clothing, made from Alpaca fibre sourced from the land of the Alpaca – Peru!